Episodes

Almost Awakened: 077: Buddhism For Beginners Part 6 – The Law of Karma
Almost Awakened: 077: Buddhism For Beginners Part 6 – The Law of Karma

Bill Sits down with Jana Spangler, and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 6 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism…

Almost Awakened: 076: Buddhism For Beginners Part 5 – Five Hindrances of Awakening
Almost Awakened: 076: Buddhism For Beginners Part 5 – Five Hindrances of Awakening

Bill Sits down with Jana Spangler, and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 5 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism…

Almost Awakened: 075: Buddhism For Beginners Part 4 – Four Fundamentals of Mindfulness
Almost Awakened: 075: Buddhism For Beginners Part 4 – Four Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Bill Sits down with Brittney Hartley, Jana Spangler, and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 4 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield…

Almost Awakened: 074: Buddhism For Beginners Part 3
Almost Awakened: 074: Buddhism For Beginners Part 3

Bill Sits down with Brittney Hartley and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 3 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism…

Almost Awakened: 073: Amanda & Bill & The Inner Work of True Love
Almost Awakened: 073: Amanda & Bill & The Inner Work of True Love

Bill sits down with his wife Amanda and they discuss “TRUE LOVE” or rather the hard work one will do to wrestle with their own ego in an attempt to make safe space for their partner to be their authentic self. And that True Love allows others to be their real self

Almost Awakened: 072: Buddhism For Beginners Part 2
Almost Awakened: 072: Buddhism For Beginners Part 2

Bill Sits down with Jana Spangler and Anthony Miller as they present part 2 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature.  We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism for…

Almost Awakened: 071: Buddhism For Beginners Part 1
Almost Awakened: 071: Buddhism For Beginners Part 1

Bill Sits down with Jana Spangler, Brittney Hartley, and Anthony Miller and they embark on a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism…

Almost Awakened: 070: How We Experience Conflict And Taking The Tie
Almost Awakened: 070: How We Experience Conflict And Taking The Tie

Today Bill brings some Buddhism in and discusses the cause of suffering or grasping at how we want the world to be rather than sit with how it is. He explains why argument and conflict start and how they spiral and how good humans can learn to sit with the disturbances early in those conflicts and alter the path those…

Almost Awakened: 069: Brittney Hartley & Bill Reel – A Deep Conversation
Almost Awakened: 069: Brittney Hartley & Bill Reel – A Deep Conversation

This conversation is held that involves the following 5 questions as well as other interesting places we take the conversation along the way. 1. What is more dangerous for the future of humanity, nihilism or dogmatism? What are the dangers of each? 2. What are the most important aspects of developing a spiritual life out of nothing? 3. How do…

Almost Awakened: 068: Gamestop, GME Stock, WallStreetBets, and The Squeeze
Almost Awakened: 068: Gamestop, GME Stock, WallStreetBets, and The Squeeze

The excitement surrounding the GME Gamestop Stock story for the last week has been palpable. So In today’s Episode of Almost Awakened I explain as simply as I can what the hell is going on with GME Gamestop stock. How did this train get going? What has potentially pumped the stock up, what potentially made it crash down, and what…

Almost Awakened: 067: Veronica Funess -Sex, Shame, and Negotiation
Almost Awakened: 067: Veronica Funess -Sex, Shame, and Negotiation

Today with sit down with Veronica Funess, Intimacy Coach in Training and we discuss sexual shame that exists within society. We discuss how healthy negotiation of sexuality can look. We discuss kinks, fantasies, and how to incorporate your most vulnerable and healthy self into a healthy relationship with your partner. Veronica is a Graduate in Gender & Women’s studies with…

Almost Awakened: 066: Phil McLemore & Bill Reel – What Is The Life Well Lived
Almost Awakened: 066: Phil McLemore & Bill Reel – What Is The Life Well Lived

My friend Phil McLemore comes back on the podcast and this time to debate the question of “What is the life well lived”? We talk about societies and individuals and how freedom versus control makes or inhibits space to be a growing responsible healthy adult who is happy with their life and producing a positive wake through how they move…

Almost Awakened: 065: Every Moment is Precious – Take on Me
Almost Awakened: 065: Every Moment is Precious – Take on Me

A couple of moments this past week helped Bill connect the dots of some emotional wisdom that had been on his mind recently. IT has to do with how arrogant we are on the first half of life and and how at some point a light bulb goes on and we begin to sense how fragile life is and how…

Almost Awakened: 064: Jonathan Westover and the Alchemy of Leadership
Almost Awakened: 064: Jonathan Westover and the Alchemy of Leadership

I sit down with my friend, Professor, Podcaster, and Author Jon Westover and we discuss his new book, “The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership: Ordinary, Everyday Actions That Produce Extraordinary Results”. We talk about what makes a good leader. What toxic leadership looks like. How good leaders foster principles like trust, diversity, inclusivity, and belonging. and Most importantly, I think,…

Almost Awakened: 063: Are We Not all Seeking Acceptance?
Almost Awakened: 063: Are We Not all Seeking Acceptance?

Bill talks today about how each of us is quirky, how each of us is seeking validation and acceptance. How we each are weird and have strange thoughts and yet each of us is fighting to reveal our true selves